What is ClickLock in Windows 11 and how to enable ClickLock?

If you have problems clicking on a mouse button, for example, because of a disability of your hand. Then it is possible to enable ClickLock and still be able to drag or mark text or images without clicking.

What is ClickLock?

ClickLock works by performing the action by clicking once and then clicking again to release. Thus, it is not required to hold down the primary mouse button to highlight text or drag items in Windows 11.

If you enable ClickLock, you can specify how long it takes for the ClickLock to be executed. This is the time interval required to activate ClickLock. You can change this interval. This way, not any single long mouse click is automatically turned into a ClickLock mouse action. This lets you control how long you have to hold down the mouse button or trackball before a single click is “locked”.

How to Enable ClickLock in Windows 11?

You can enable ClickLock through the settings in Windows 11, as follows.

Right-click on the Start button. Then click on Settings in the menu. In the left menu, click on “Bluetooth & devices” and then “Mouse” to open the mouse settings.

Mouse settings in Windows 11

Then at the bottom, you will see “related settings” in these settings, click on “additional mouse settings”.

Additional mouse settings in Windows 11

The mouse settings will now open. In the “Buttons” tab click on “Turn on ClickLock” at the bottom. This will enable ClickLock for your mouse or trackpad.

How to turn on ClickLock in Windows 11

If you want to change the settings of ClickLock, then click on the “Settings” button.

Change ClickLock settings in Windows 11

In the settings for ClickLock, you can control how long it takes for a single click to be translated into a “locked” click by using a slider. You do this by moving the slider to Short or Long. Then click OK to confirm.

Adjust how long you need to hold down a mouse of trackpad button before your click is locked

I hope this has helped you to adjust the ClickLock settings in Windows 11 to your liking. Thank you for reading!

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